Cutting & Self Injury: A Personal Perspective (Show #81)

May 30, 2018

In the U.S., an estimated one in every 200 girls between 13 and 19 are “cutting” and the number of cases is on the rise.

  • Why do people cut?
  • Why can't the self-harmer just stop cutting?
  • Someone you love is cutting. How should you respond? 
  • What are some alternatives to self-harm or cutting? 

Our guest, Janee Moore, will share with us her personal experience on this subject as well as answering many questions. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Psychology and is also the Program Trainer for the Idaho Humane Society's Inmate Dog Alliance Program, Read the rest of this entry »

The Do’s & Don’t of Pre/Post Natal Exercise (Show #79)

May 16, 2018

  • What is the pelvic floor and why is it so important?
  • What conditions fall into the pelvic floor dysfunction category?
  • 4 tips to relieve back pain & pelvic floor dysfunction.

Our guest, Danielle Spangler, is a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist and a mother of three children. She understands the physical challenges women face during pregnancy, childbirth, and recovery on both a personal and professional level. Read the rest of this entry »

PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series - “Turning Negative Obstacles into Positive Opportunities” (Show #69)

February 28, 2018

Carlos M. Hernandez, our 19-year-old guest, was born into an immigrant family in the city of Paramount. His parents divorced when he was about 2. He saw the amazing efforts of his mother working multiple jobs to ensure he had a bright future.

Carlos began his first entrepreneurial venture at the age of 14. He later Read the rest of this entry »

PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series — “Perseverance: Re- Inventing Life as a Single Mom College Student” (Show #54)

November 1, 2017

Our guest today, Melissa Diaz, is an undergraduate at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She is majoring in Ecology and Environmental Biology and minor in photography.   She is also an Instructor Student at El Camino Community College and a student assistant at Enterprise Middle School in the Compton Toro Academy program.

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PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series – “Learning From Stress, Pressure & Conflict” (Show #45)

August 30, 2017


  • Everyday 87% of the population lives under some kind of stress.
  • Studies show that the average teen of today has the stress and anxiety level of a psychiatric patient in the 1950’s.
  • 49 percent of high school students reported feeling “a great deal of stress” on a daily basis.

What can we do about this? How can we help our children and ourselves?

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PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series - Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why” (Show 39)

July 19, 2017

“13 Reasons Why,” is the new controversial Netflix series that centers on a high school student who kills herself. It is raising the alarms of parent groups and school officials have sent letters to parents warning them about what their children may be watching. Read the rest of this entry »

PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series - “Journey from Turmoil to Triumph” (Show 35)

June 21, 2017

  • One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness
  • Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24.
  • For college students, 23.2% of LGBTQ experienced suicidal ideation in the past 12 months.

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PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series - “Divorce From a Teen’s Perspective” (Show 31)

May 24, 2017

Almost 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce and Researchers estimate that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. So about every 13 seconds, there is a divorce in America.

Why are people divorcing in the united states?

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PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series - “Technology Consumption: Shocking New Facts” (Show #27)

April 26, 2017

A new report just came out by Common Sense Media & it found that our children are spending on average 9 hours a day on technology like watching TV, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media. And the 9 hours does not include time spent using media at school or for their homework.

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PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series - “Helping Your Teen Relieve Pressure & Stress” (Show #24)

April 5, 2017

Studies show that teens of today have the same stress and anxiety level of a 1950’s psychiatric patient. Things that make you feel stressed are called "stressors." Stressors can be minor hassles, major lifestyle changes, or a combination of both. What are the major issues that are causing stress in our teens? School, Family, Physical & Emotional Change, Social Life, Time and Sports. Read the rest of this entry »

PPR PRESENTS Teen2Parent Talk – “Teens’ Experience with Mental Disorder & Isolation” (Show #21)

March 15, 2017

OUR EXPERT GUEST IS BRIAN CHAO.  He is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously attended Mira Costa High School and is from Manhattan Beach, CA. He is currently studying Cognitive Science and is very interested in pursuing a potential career in clinical psychology, experimental psychology, or mental health policy. He is currently involved in multiple mental wellness organizations at Penn.

OUR GUEST CO-HOST IS ANNA PIRKL  She is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, CCAPP RADT-1 and Registered Art Therapist.  She now specializes in addiction and recovery work, complex trauma, and anxiety. Read the rest of this entry »